Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Color Throwdown

Jumpin' Jehosaphat, it's June already!  Are you ready for these fabulous earthy colors -kraft, green and cream - for the new Color Throwdown Challenge? I certainly was when I saw hostess Jodi's color picks!  

OK...I took some liberties with this one since Tim Holtz doesn't have an exact kraft distress ink color.  I checked my color chart and thought Tea Dye and Scattered Straw looked close.  They're in the light brown family, so I went with both colors to create the watercolor wash background and then used them to stamp some of the foliage!  I also went with multiple greens - Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive.  To add a little pizzazz, I included a gold embossed sentiment on vellum and gold sequins.  The watercolored panel was matted with Garden Green CS over a kraft base.

STAMPS: Autumn Leaves (WPlus9), Sending, Hoping, Wishing (WPlus9).
PAPER: Kraft (PTI), Garden Green (SU), Vellum, Ranger watercolor CS.

A big CONGRATS to our guest star stamper - Kathy Schweinfurth of Stamps At Play! Be sure to stop by her blog to comment on her beautiful card! 

Since it's a new month, we say goodbye to Jill Hawkins who guested in May and say hello to our new guest designer - Kara Vrabel of K and R Designs!  So happy to welcome Kara who will be sharing her creative talents with us!

To get all the details on how to play along with the challenge, please go to the Color Throwdown blog and check out the info on the right sidebar!  You can also check out the rest of the design teams' creations for more inspiration on the CTD blog.. or you can clink on their blog links below.
Amy Rohl

Barbara Anders  
Broni Holcombe   
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins 
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put  
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen (you are here)
Kara Vrabel - June Guest Designer    


Susi K. said...

That gorgeous BG definitely steals the show! Love the vellum sentiment panel which still allows the greenery to shine through.

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Wanda! Love all the beautiful foliage an metallic sentiment! Thanks for the inspiration!

Petra Swart said...

Love all the beautiful leaves in the different colours, Wanda!!! The sequins and the sentiment in gold add just the right amout of shine!!!